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Hackers target Australian Prime Minister?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2011 17:37 User comments (2)

Hackers target Australian Prime Minister? According to reports, hackers have targeted Australia PM Julia Gillard and at least two senior ministers.
According to Sydney's Daily Telegraph, the Australian government was alerted to a security breach by U.S. intelligence that involved the parliamentary computer of Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The report claimeds that thousands of e-mails may have been accessed from computers of up to 10 ministers.

Among the computers allegedly breached were those belonging to Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Defence Minister Stephen Smith.

The newspaper report citing four unnamed government sources as saying Chinese intelligence agencies were among the list of suspects. It is thought that the hack is limited to Australia's lucrative mining industry.

The Australian government would neither confirm or deny the details in the report, with Attorney-General Robert McClelland just stressing that Australian authorities are constantly strengthening security measures.

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2 user comments

129.3.2011 19:08

lol my pm got hacked . great she needs it . just goes to show that her security is crap and just fink of the country now. what else is lacking in security.

231.3.2011 8:14

haha this is funny did they walk in to Parliament house and just plug their laptop into the wall socket. The government are gay anyway so go for gold Aussies they need a kick up the arse.

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